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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Darden's Mississippi Battery

Williams’ Artillery Battalion.

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
1. Darden's Mississippi Battery Marker
Inscription.
Darden's Mississippi Battery.
4 Napoleons.
Williams' Artillery Battalion.

September 20, 1863.
Captain Putman Darden, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant H. W. Bullen.
1st Lieutenant F. W. Coleman.
2d Lieutenant C. B. Richardson.

The Battery crossed the Chickamauga with the Battalion at Alexander's Bridge on the morning of the 19th, was held as the reserve artillery of Buckner's Corps, and took position in rear of his line, where the Battery remained most of the day at times under heavy artillery fire but not engaged.

On the morning of the 20th near noon the Battery moved forward taking several positions without firing till about 5 P.M., when by order of General Longstreet under the direction of Major Porter, Buckner's Chief of Artillery, the Battery was placed in position on this ground and opened fire on the enemy who was crossing the road from his left to his right near the Kelly house, continuing the fire until General Stewart's Division advanced beyond the Battery front. As the Division advanced, General Buckner conducted this Battery to the Kelly field, where, firing having ceased, it bivouacked. Casualties of the battle: 1 enlisted man killed and 2 wounded; 8 horses killed and 2 wounded.
 
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Darden's Mississippi Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
2. Darden's Mississippi Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking west across the open field toward the Union unit markers situated along the Poe Road.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1330.)
 
Location. 34° 55.282′ N, 85° 15.673′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Poe Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, near the eastern edge of an open field, situated between the east side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road and very near the west side of the Lafayette Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Clayton's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Site of Poe House (a few steps from this marker); Kolb's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
Darden's Mississippi Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
3. Darden's Mississippi Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along the Lafayette Road.
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Darden's Mississippi Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
4. Darden's Mississippi Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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